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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Travel more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 218480 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answer text <p>a) The overall spend on taxis has reduced significantly over the past five years. Taxis can only be used if the proposed journey is not practicable by public transport. These figures include the transportation of prisoners to medical appointments and funerals. The spend comes out of each prisons budget and can vary, depending on location. Greater use of pool cars has reduced the overall spend on taxis over the past five years.</p><p> </p><p>MOJ has spent the following on taxis in the periods requested.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>£6,914,699.28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£6,052,236.72</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£5,118,258.45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£4,207,627.93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£3,110,229.09</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>b) There is a ban on all first class travel. The only exception to this ban is to support the needs of some disabled staff in carrying out their duties, where it is reasonable to do so. Exceptions for rail travel cannot be made on any other grounds.</p><p> </p><p>The MOJ has spent the following on first class rail travel in the periods requested (excluding spend by MOJ in December 2010 as this data is not currently available):</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>£1,988,205.37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£421,346.96</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£352,927.96</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£398,930.05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£411,327.18</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>c) There is a ban on all first class travel, and on business class travel for flights less than eight hours duration, except in the case of flights of five hours and over where there is a business need, such as where staff are required to go straight into a meeting following a flight or where staff are required to work on a flight and a business case is approved.</p><p>The MOJ has spent the following on business class air travel for 2013 and 2014. Prior to 2013, the MoJ were contracted with a different supplier and to go through all of the individual travel records would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£78,547.75</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£86,214.89</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-18T16:44:31.25Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T16:44:31.25Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
637031
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Syria: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2016 to Question 43260, what progress has been made on the development of Coalition policy on investigating civilian casualties. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 52985 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
answer text <p>While the Coalition continues to consider the need for a joint policy on investigating civilian casualties, the position remains as set out in my Answer of 26 July. The UK, as with other Coalition nations, will investigate allegations of civilian casualties according to its national methodology.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-21T17:12:29.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T17:12:29.35Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
637032
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Iraq: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 November 2016, Official Report, column 1240, whether he plans to discuss the Coalition policy on investigating civilian casualties at the meeting of the counter-Daesh coalition to be chaired by the UK in London in December 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 52986 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
answer text <p>The UK policy remains that we will carry out an investigation in any case where there is credible evidence of possible civilian casualties. There are no plans to discuss an overarching Coalition policy on investigating civilian casualties at the counter-Daesh Coalition meeting which is to be held in London in December 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-22T16:31:26.93Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-22T16:31:26.93Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
643851
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Military Aircraft: Helicopters more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will investigate for what reasons military helicopters flying over Manchester on 27 October 2016 did so without running lights; and what communications were made between the Royal Air Force and Manchester City Council on that exercise. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 54891 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
answer text <p>We have no record of Military helicopters flying over Manchester on 27 October 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-30T16:04:51.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T16:04:51.173Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
643852
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Military Aircraft: Helicopters more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many helicopters flew over properties in Manchester on 26 October 2016 as part of a military exercise. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 54892 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
answer text <p>On 26 October 2016 two Puma helicopters flew over Manchester as part of routine military activity. All processes were followed.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-30T16:04:06.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T16:04:06.58Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
643857
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Compensation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the issuing of compensation of ex gratia payments to civilians killed or injured by UK airstrikes. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 54689 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence normally pays compensation only where it accepts that it is or might be held legally liable for the harm in question. These payments are distinguished from ex gratia payments, which require the consent of HM Treasury. In the special circumstances of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan HM Treasury authorised the Department to make ex gratia payments in theatre in appropriate circumstances to nationals of those countries who had suffered harm or damage as a result of UK military activities: information on such payments was published annually. No such authorisations are currently in force, and any proposal to make ex gratia compensation payments to civilians killed or injured by UK airstrikes would require HM Treasury approval on an exceptional basis. There are currently no such proposals.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-12-02T13:12:17.503Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T13:12:17.503Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
670167
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30, entitled UK Air Space Doctrine, will cover the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 59206 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
answer text <p>The next edition of Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30 <em>UK Air and Space Doctrine</em> will refer to the employment of unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft systems but will not discuss specific systems. Greater detail will be contained in Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.2 <em>The UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft Systems</em>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-16T16:09:24.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T16:09:24.403Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
670168
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Air Space more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on finalising the Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30, entitled UK Air Space Doctrine. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 59207 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
answer text <p>Following extensive consultation across Defence and the academic community, and having drawn on similar work from sources such as NATO and the United States Air Force, the next edition of Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30 <em>Air and Space Doctrine</em> remains on track for publication in 2017.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T16:08:43.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T16:08:43.487Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
670176
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Answer of 26 September 2016, HL 1779, whether Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.2, entitled The UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, will address the conclusions and recommendations of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Second Report of Session 2015-16, the Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing, HC 574, published on 10 May 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 59205 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
answer text <p>In the Government's response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights 4th Report <em>The Government's policy on the use of drones for targeted killing</em>, the Secretary of State for Defence made clear during his evidence session, the Government does not have a 'policy on targeted killing'. Rather it has a policy to defend the UK and its citizens against threats to their security.</p><p>The Government takes the view that the existing legal frameworks, including both applicable international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) are adequate to govern the use of Remotely Piloted Air Systems and, therefore, that there is no need to develop a special regime for the use of these weapons.</p><p>All doctrine produced by the Ministry of Defence's Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre is subject to legal review. The current draft of JDP 0-30.2 is no exception and it is compliant with the UK's legal and policy framework that regulates the use of unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft systems.</p>
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-16T16:06:33.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T16:06:33.183Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
671700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-11more like thismore than 2017-01-11
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading USA: Military Alliances more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 10 March 2016 to Question 30085, on unmanned air vehicles: deployment, whether the UK-US Memorandum of Understanding remains valid; and whether the provisions of that Understanding have been enacted by either party since 10 March 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Manchester Central remove filter
tabling member printed
Lucy Powell more like this
uin 59577 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
answer text <p>The UK-US Memorandum of Understanding that enables interoperability of UK and US Reaper aircraft by both nations remains valid but has not been enacted since 10 March 2016.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-17T16:02:41.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-17T16:02:41.8Z
answering member
1528
label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning remove filter
tabling member
4263
label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this